She Said: Ridin’ Solo

Sarah Irby, Editor in Chief~

Ah, Valentine’s Day. Love is in the air. It makes me sick. Really, Feb. 14 is just a commercialized holiday for couples to show just how “in love” they are. What’s the point? Flowers die, and I don’t even really like chocolate. Nor am I interested in bearing witness to any sort of ooey-gooey public displays of affection. I guess I just like to avoid the dazed people walking around with stars in their eyes and hearts popping out of their chest. So, I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: I prefer being single. Even on Valentine’s Day. But you may be wondering what you can do as a single person on this day of love, other than mope around eating a tub of ice cream and envying all those cutesy couples you see on your Instagram. Well: Continue reading “She Said: Ridin’ Solo”

Lynchburg College Celebrates Love

Disa Woodland, Copy Desk Chief~

On campus today, Feb. 14, the Student Activity Board is hosting a Valentine’s Day buffet from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The buffet is made of Valentine’s Day candy; you are welcome to eat as much as you can handle. The event will take place on the third floor in Drysdale Student Center. There will also be an opportunity to takes pictures, choose and stuff your own stuffed animal, as well as pick out some roses for yourself or that special someone. Continue reading “Lynchburg College Celebrates Love”

Political Perspective: Leader’s Lovers

Carter Elliott, Staff Columnist~

This Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be interesting to explore the past couple “First Family” relationships.

Starting with the Clinton’s, Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary were quite often seen together. Hillary, being one of the most active first ladies in United States History, traveled around the U.S. speaking to schools, churches and political groups. Like President Trump, Bill Clinton had a sex scandal while in office; however, they were handled quite differently. After Bill’s affair was made public, Hillary was always by his side, even making public statements in his favor. Continue reading “Political Perspective: Leader’s Lovers”

Nerd Factor: You Might be Dating a Super villain if…

Dr. Mike Robinson, LC Communications Prof.~

Supervillains are a deceptive lot, by definition.  They plot and scheme in anonymity for as long as they can. Such people are unlikely to be forthcoming in their personal lives.  Because the Nerd Factor cares deeply about your emotional well-being, here are some tips for telling if you might really be dating a supervillain:

If your sweetie’s idea of getting dressed up for an evening out involves rocking some thigh-high boots and a cape, then you might really be dating a supervillain. Continue reading “Nerd Factor: You Might be Dating a Super villain if…”

LC in History: The Match Factory

Dr. Clifton W. Potter, LC History Professor~

In 1903, the year that Josephus and Sarah LaRue Hopwood founded Virginia Christian College—now Lynchburg College and soon to be the University of Lynchburg—most of the institutions of higher learning in the United States were single sex.  However, a public distrust of coeducation did not deter Dr. Hopwood from pursuing what he considered “God’s divine plan,” but numerous barriers were in place on campus to deflect Cupid’s arrows. Continue reading “LC in History: The Match Factory”